With little or no sound; denoting absence of disturbing noise.
I can't hear the music, it is too quiet.
To cause someone to become quiet.
the sea was quiet; a quiet night at home; all quiet on the Western front
He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
a period of calm weather
"there was a lull in the storm"
loud, buzzing, strident, blatant, rip-roaring, clattery, disruptive, rackety, ostentatious, active, unquiet, squally, clangorous, turbulent, thundering, reedy, tumultuous, clanking, screaky, uproarious, troubled, clamorous, noisy, wheezy, stertorous, clamant, whirring, riotous, swishy, pretentious, clanging, vociferous, squalling, creaky, abuzz, stormy
tranquillity, tranquility, quietnoun
an untroubled state; free from disturbances
squally, unquiet, thundering, stertorous, clanking, reedy, clamorous, tumultuous, stormy, riotous, clamant, abuzz, active, turbulent, vociferous, blatant, strident, rip-roaring, ostentatious, swishy, clanging, buzzing, squalling, disruptive, clangorous, loud, uproarious, pretentious, creaky, whirring, wheezy, noisy, screaky, rackety, clattery, troubled
the absence of sound
"he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
swishy, unquiet, creaky, ostentatious, clamant, vociferous, clamorous, blatant, buzzing, abuzz, squalling, screaky, clangorous, rip-roaring, strident, clattery, reedy, uproarious, riotous, troubled, noisy, stertorous, stormy, turbulent, tumultuous, clanking, disruptive, pretentious, loud, squally, clanging, thundering, active, rackety, wheezy, whirring
repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilityadjective
a disposition free from stress or emotion
swishy, squally, clamant, pretentious, buzzing, disruptive, tumultuous, abuzz, unquiet, thundering, reedy, vociferous, rackety, squalling, strident, creaky, clanking, stormy, stertorous, blatant, wheezy, ostentatious, clamorous, loud, noisy, riotous, troubled, clangorous, rip-roaring, active, clanging, clattery, whirring, uproarious, turbulent, screaky
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
"a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
riotous, creaky, pretentious, clangorous, wheezy, noisy, vociferous, clamorous, unquiet, turbulent, swishy, clanking, blatant, ostentatious, stertorous, squalling, reedy, disruptive, stormy, whirring, rip-roaring, squally, screaky, loud, buzzing, tumultuous, abuzz, uproarious, strident, active, thundering, clanging, troubled, rackety, clamant, clattery
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
"a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
swishy, thundering, noisy, clangorous, buzzing, squalling, reedy, creaky, pretentious, vociferous, rip-roaring, unquiet, loud, troubled, clattery, riotous, clamorous, clanging, whirring, abuzz, strident, squally, blatant, screaky, clanking, rackety, wheezy, stertorous, uproarious, ostentatious, clamant, disruptive, tumultuous, turbulent, stormy, active
not showy or obtrusive
"clothes in quiet good taste"
rip-roaring, blatant, clattery, thundering, riotous, screaky, wheezy, stertorous, troubled, turbulent, noisy, ostentatious, clanging, pretentious, tumultuous, creaky, whirring, uproarious, clamorous, strident, reedy, stormy, clanking, clamant, unquiet, loud, abuzz, swishy, buzzing, vociferous, squalling, rackety, squally, clangorous, active, disruptive
hushed, muted, subdued, quietadjective
in a softened tone
"hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
creaky, loud, stormy, disruptive, swishy, active, stertorous, clamorous, thundering, abuzz, clattery, troubled, strident, rackety, vociferous, whirring, clanking, riotous, unquiet, squally, turbulent, squalling, clangorous, reedy, uproarious, clanging, wheezy, tumultuous, screaky, rip-roaring, blatant, clamant, noisy, buzzing, pretentious, ostentatious
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
inactive, smooth, motionless, suave, placid, good-tempered, fluid, restrained, serene, static, muted, tranquil, soundless, unruffled, still, unflustered, hushed, silent, unflurried, even-tempered, subdued, unagitated, fluent, calm, equable, unperturbed, bland, noneffervescent, liquid, legato, politic
vociferous, noisy, whirring, clanging, disruptive, clattery, turbulent, unquiet, clangorous, creaky, active, buzzing, screaky, stormy, blatant, wheezy, stertorous, reedy, troubled, rip-roaring, thundering, clanking, clamant, riotous, squalling, squally, clamorous, uproarious, ostentatious, rackety, abuzz, swishy, pretentious, loud, strident, tumultuous
of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
uproarious, rackety, vociferous, abuzz, loud, pretentious, unquiet, riotous, stormy, stertorous, swishy, clanking, clangorous, rip-roaring, squalling, clanging, troubled, reedy, blatant, tumultuous, noisy, strident, disruptive, squally, whirring, active, wheezy, clattery, thundering, turbulent, buzzing, clamorous, screaky, creaky, ostentatious, clamant
quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe downverb
become quiet or quieter
"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
disruptive, riotous, abuzz, wheezy, pretentious, clanging, turbulent, strident, clanking, clamant, clangorous, troubled, blatant, uproarious, stertorous, creaky, screaky, swishy, ostentatious, reedy, whirring, vociferous, thundering, tumultuous, squalling, loud, buzzing, squally, noisy, active, clamorous, rip-roaring, rackety, clattery, unquiet, stormy
calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stilladverb
make calm or still
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
silence, hush, tranquilize, relieve, tranquillize, becalm, quiet down, ease, tranquillise, still, chill out, shut up, quiesce, hush up, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, calm, allay, pipe down, lull, calm down, quieten
troubled, abuzz, uproarious, reedy, thundering, blatant, clamorous, squally, pretentious, active, stertorous, squalling, loud, clattery, turbulent, noisy, clangorous, wheezy, rackety, strident, unquiet, clamant, clanging, buzzing, whirring, tumultuous, screaky, riotous, swishy, creaky, rip-roaring, disruptive, clanking, vociferous, stormy, ostentatious
with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
"her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can"
whirring, stormy, thundering, clangorous, vociferous, noisy, clamorous, pretentious, strident, active, clanking, uproarious, abuzz, wheezy, creaky, buzzing, tumultuous, stertorous, squalling, disruptive, rackety, clanging, ostentatious, clamant, reedy, turbulent, squally, troubled, swishy, screaky, blatant, clattery, rip-roaring, loud, riotous, unquiet
you can feel the tranquility of the moon when looking at it in the night.Submitted by Aya11115 on December 1, 2019
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
calm, still, pacific, motionless, unmoved, stagnant, placid, serene, undisturbed, unruffled, halcyon, unmolested, hushed, silent, still, noiseless, inaudible, demure, meek, inoffensive, gentle, retiring, modest, unobtrusive, unassuming, undemonstrative, staid, reserved, sedate, sequestered, unfrequented, retired, secluded
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How to use quiet in a sentence?
It's a very comfortable, quiet life there (in the U.S.). Great people, wonderful relationships, but for me, there's a lack of contrast in all that abundance. When there are no difficulties, you can't understand what happiness is.
Quiet is the absence of sound. Silence is the presence of silence.
I feel like the politicians today, they acknowledge us and they say that they're going to do something just to quiet us down.
There are disturbances in the city, there was even shooting into the crowd, [they] say, but everything is quiet on the Nevsky. They are asking for bread and the factories are on strike.
Pele has given the grace of quiet to us today.
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- صامت, هادئArabic
- шым, тынысBashkir
- tranquil, silenciós, poc, quiet, mica, calmarCatalan, Valencian
- tichý, klidný, ticho, klidCzech
- stille, rolig, tyst, ro, stilhed, roligeDanish
- still, ruhig, leise, ruhenGerman
- ήρεμος, ήσυχος, σιγανός, σιωπηλός, ησυχίαGreek
- callado, poco, detenido, reservado, quieto, calmo, tranquilo, silente, silencioso, pacífico, tranquilidad, callar, silencio, calma, calmarSpanish
- vaikne, tasaneEstonian
- کم گوی, آرام, کم صدا, خاموش, ساکت شدن, آرام شدنPersian
- äänetön, hiljainen, rauhallinen, vaisu, hiljaisuus, hiljentyä, rauhoittua, rauhoittaa, hiljentääFinnish
- calme, silencieux, paisible, tranquille, discret, apaiser, calmerFrench
- ciúin, ciúnasIrish
- socair, sèimh, ciùin, sàmhach, sàmhchair, tosdScottish Gaelic
- quieto, silandeiro, calmo, silenciosoGalician
- ख़ामोश, ख़ामोशीHindi
- հանգիստ, լռությունArmenian
- silenzioso, calmo, quieto, taciturno, placare, silenzio, pace, tranquillità, calmareItalian
- 静か, 閑散, 平静, 沈黙, 静寂Japanese
- ხმადაბალი, წყნარიGeorgian
- هێمن, وسکتKurdish
- tacitus, tranquillus, pācō, silentiumLatin
- kluss, lēns, klusumsLatvian
- diam, senyap, ديام, سڽڤMalay
- rustig, zwijgzaam, stil, kalm, geluidloos, vredig, geruisloos, kalmerenDutch
- rolig, stilleNorwegian
- ਚੁੱਪ-ਚਾਪ, ਚੁੱਪੀPanjabi, Punjabi
- cichy, spokojnyPolish
- silencioso, tranqüilo, calado, quieto, calmo, acalmar, silêncio, quietude, silenciar, tranquilizar, caladaPortuguese
- încet, tăcut, LinișteRomanian
- спокойный, тихий, успокоить, успокаиваться, успокоиться, успокаивать, тихоRussian
- tih, spokojan, тих, šutljiv, miranSerbo-Croatian
- lugn, stilla, tyst, tysta, tystnad, tystnaSwedish
- ప్రశాంతం, మౌనం, నిశ్శబ్దంTelugu
- sessiz, suskunTurkish
- خاموش, خاموشیUrdu
- yên tĩnh, 安靜Vietnamese
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